Martin Truex Jr overcame pre-race penalty to win at the Monster Mile

  • Martin Truex Jr., Dover

Martin Truex Jr. scored his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory this year and 21st in a career today at Dover International Speedway, known also as the Monster Mile.

The driver of the #19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry overcame the pre-race penalty which put him to the back of the grid, led for 132 laps and after 400 laps he crossed the finish line 9.501 seconds ahead of the closest rival.

Alex Bowman (Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet) finished the race in the second place, repeating his career-best result from last week at Talladega. Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing, Ford) and Chase Elliott (Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet) completed the top 5.

The race at the Monster Mile took place on Monday after Sunday’s race was postponed because of rain. The race marked Dover’s 50th anniversary celebration.

Next weekend, the championship is moving to the Kansas Speedway.

Martin Truex celebrates victory at the Monster Mile

Martin Truex celebrates victory at the Monster Mile

Check the full results of the Gander RV 400 at Dover

Photos: Chris Trotman, Matt Sullivan/Getty Images,

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